Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

Several studies have observed an increased risk of epithelial ovarian cancer in women who have used talc-based powders for feminine hygiene.

Thousands of women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer are now coming forward. They allege that talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer.

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Talcum Powder Can Increase Risk of Ovarian Cancer & Mesothelioma

As far back as the 1970s, researchers published studies linking long-term use of talc-based powders to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. A team of British scientists discovered talc particles embedded in ovarian cancer tumors, setting in motion decades of research and troubling findings. It was eventually uncovered that talc powder can contain trace amounts of asbestos, a known human carcinogen.

Despite this, corporations continued to manufacture and market talcum powder products. The first talc litigation was fought in 2009, setting off a wave of lawsuits that resulted in millions of dollars in settlement payments to plaintiffs. 

In addition to an increased risk of ovarian cancer, talc has been linked to mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Cancer Types Linked to Talcum Powder

Cancer Types Linked to Talcum Powder

If you or a family member used talcum powder and were later diagnosed with one of the cancers below, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.

Ovarian Cancer

Symptoms include:

  • Bloated or swollen abdomen
  • Feeling full quickly during eating
  • Loss of weight
  • Constipation or other bowel habit changes
  • Frequent urination


Symptoms include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Painful coughing
  • Lumps under chest skin
  • Unexplained weight loss

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File Your Talc Lawsuit Before It’s Too Late

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